On the Detour

A conversation with Marcia DeSanctis & Andrew McCarthy

Five Senses Festival - Washington, Connecticut
July 29 to 29, 2018

On July 29, I'll join two of my favorite writers, Marcia DeSanctis and Andrew McCarthy, at the Five Senses Festival in Washington, Connecticut, to talk travel. Marcia is the New York Times bestselling author of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go and a regular contributor to Vogue, Town & Country, and many other superb magazines. Andrew is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and a writer for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Travel+Leisure, Town & Country, Bon Appetit, AFAR, and many more. He's the author of two books, the New York Times bestselling The Longest Way Home and a new YA novel, Just Fly Away (and of course he's an actor in and director of so many favorite movies and TV shows). Marcia and Andrew are both wonderful and brilliant, and I'm beyond honored to join them -- and a whole lot of other incredible authors, thinkers, musicians, actors, dancers, composers, and artists -- at this incredible festival. If you're anywhere near New England that weekend, I do so hope you will come! Tickets for our event are available HERE!

Five Senses Festival, 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, Connecticut


Upcoming

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    The Grotto
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  • Litcrawl with AFAR magazine
    October 19 2013
    Adobe Books
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  • Reading at Book Passage for Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 9
    October 20 2013
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  • Weekday Wanderlust’s One Year Anniversary!
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  • Travel Writing, UC Berkeley Guest Lecture
    November 5 2013
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  • Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 9: Book Launch Party!
    December 9 - 10 2013
    Brick and Mortar Music Hall
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  • Writing The Literary Travel Essay: From Inspiration to Publication
    January 29 to March 5 2014
    The Writers' Grotto
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  • Beyond What You Did Last Summer: Teaching Travel Writing
    Thursday February 27 2014
    AWP Conference
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  • There She Goes Again: Women Writing Travel
    Friday February 28 2014
    AWP Conference
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  • Book Launch Party at The Mount
    June 22 2014
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    Lenox, MA

  • The Great Books Summer Program at Stanford
    Wednesday July 9 2014
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    Palo Alto, California

  • Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
    August 14 - 17 2014
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    Corte Madera, California

  • The ROAR Retreat in Costa Rica
    September 25 - 28 2014
    Playa Conchal
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  • LitCrawl with Travelers’ Tales
    October 18 2014
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  • Machu Picchu Writing Workshop
    November 10 - 15 2014
    Peru

  • Anthology Night at Weekday Wanderlust
    November 17 2014
    Hotel Rex
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  • The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10 at Diesel Books in Brentwood
    November 18 2014
    Diesel Books
    Brentwood, California

  • The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10 Reading at Diesel Books in Oakland!
    November 20 2014
    Diesel Books
    Oakland, CA

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    December 5 2014
    Harbor Books
    Half Moon Bay, California

  • Launch for Lonely Planet’s An Innocent Abroad at Book Passage
    December 13 2014
    Book Passage
    Corte Madera, California

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    January 8 to February 12 2015
    The San Francisco Writers' Grotto
    San Francisco, California

  • Women’s Travel Fest 2015
    March 1 2015
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  • Adventure Travel Stories With an All-Star Line-up
    April 8 2015
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  • The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
    August 13 - 16 2015
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    The Presidio Officer's Club
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    April 13 to May 18 2016
    The San Francisco Writers' Grotto
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  • The Annual Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference
    August 11 - 14 2016
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    January 18 2017
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    Monday May 15 2017
    Brick and Mortar Music Hall
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    August 8 - 12 2017
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    August 9 - 12 2018
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    The Mission (exact location TBA)
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  • Book Celebration
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    August 7 2019
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  • The Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference
    August 8 - 11 2019
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  • There is only one journey: going inside yourself.” –Rainer Maria Rilke